The Château de Sévérac is a 13th century castle which was restored in the 18th century. The castle site has belonged to several families: the Sévéracs, Armagnacs, and Arpajons. The latter built a Renaissance style castle whose south face can still be seen.

Visitors today can see ramparts, walls, watch towers, the chapel and kitchen, in which demonstrations of medieval cooking are given. An exhibition of medieval costumes can be seen in the chapel and recitals of troubadour music and demonstrations of their instruments are held.

The Château de Sévérac is one of a group of 23 castles in Aveyron which have grouped together to provide a tourist itinerary as La Route des Seigneurs du Rouergue.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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Dan - Jor (8 months ago)
Great place for a walk
Michał Besztak (10 months ago)
Nice place. Great view from the top of the hill but the problem is - no english translation in Chateau. I would like to read about this place but i dont speak french...
Mohammad Jenabi (2 years ago)
Beautiful views when you reach the top. Amazing walk down through the old streets
John Webster (3 years ago)
Fantastic!
Roelf (3 years ago)
Forced to overnight in the local town while waiting for spare parts for our camper, we decided to take a bike ride up to the local castle. Hard work but very much worth it. A fort surrounded by a picturesque village. just one thing to bear in mind... as i recall there was only only one watering hole at the top. Yes worth a visit.
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